Well, I am exhausted. Helen is a very talented woman. With very little effort put out on her part she can absolutely wear you out with her looping campaign circles. She SAID she wasn't going to campaign much and claims that she hasn't as it is only Monday and she has until Thursday, but if she is going to up her game, I'm not sure I will be able to handle it.
After Spencer was put on the block (as expected) Helen started her campaign early in the afternoon. She cried, she threatened, and she made promises. I'm not sure she realizes she is on the block against Spencer and not Amanda though as most of her campaign is aimed at anti-Amanda stuff. As for the reactions, McCrae did his dismissive "yeah...ummhmm...yep...yup....I dunno...uhhuh" thing to everything Helen said and really only spoke up to ask her if Ellissa has been MVP this whole time. Helen told him she didn't know. After that he was non-committal about his vote. Andy flat out told Helen he was definitely going to keep her (he isn't). GinaMarie also told her she was keeping her (she isn't), and Elissa of course actually IS keeping Helen as of now, but she is the only one.
After McCrae's marathon listening session with Helen, he told Amanda some of the things she said to him. Some of it was about not thinking Amanda was one of the "good people" and there may have been some mention of Amanda "bullying" people. This sent Amanda into a rage and she had to resort to listening to Aaryn's CD to keep herself from going and confronting Helen as each of her allies in the HOH room begged her not to say anything but simultaneously placed bets on her not being able to keep her mouth shut. For a little while it seemed like she would eventually erupt and there might be some drama, but she simmered down and the promise of drama died.
After a while Elissa and Helen kind of secluded themselves and eventually went to bed. The rest of the house got a small amount of alcohol, immitated the Beaver from the OTEV competition, and just had general chit chat.
For a little while Andy, Aaryn, and GinaMarie solidified their final 3 deal, and Amanda and McCrae fought about Amanda being jelous of Aaryn (so shocked) and about people liking McCrae in the house. Amanda is also apparently upset that sometimes McCrae wakes up and doesn't instantly wake her up to come hang out with him... I can't make this stuff up. This is really what she fights with him about.
That's pretty much it. It wasn't a super exciting night. The only thing game wise really going on is that they all agree (except for Elissa) that Helen must go, and they all agree (except for Elissa) that Elissa MUST not get HOH. They also suspect that a juror is coming back this Thursday (except for Amanda who does not believe there will be a returning player) and all made a pact to just have a house meeting agreeing to get rid of that person immediately because "it's not fair". I'm hoping some of them come to their senses and realize they could use the returning juror to their advantage. I mean if you took whoever returns (outside of Helen since she just left) you have the perfect final 2 argument. "I fought for the 1, 2, or 3 weeks this person was in jury and didn't have to worry about competing, and I didn't have to have a second chance to get back in the game." I know that Gary made it to final 2 and almost won in BB Canada, but this cast is very different and they all view it as such an unfair thing, I think whoever took that person with them would win automatically. Just something to think about instead of dismissing it so quickly. If they wanted to use the MVP twist to their advantage, might as well use this twist too, right?
Anyway, Spencer is on the block with Helen, and Helen is still going home. I expect to see a LOT of campaigning the next couple days, and hopefully some fireworks when Amanda just can't hold her tongue any longer. Amanda has also been losing it over Aaryn a little lately thinking that Aaryn is now after her boyfriend (now that Jessie is out of the picture I guess SOMEONE has to be after McCrae). So, maybe SOMETHING entertaining will happen. As always you guys can follow me on twitter @ashes2ashes13 for more overnight feed updates. Until tomorrow night..